Holidays to Switzerland Travel Podcast Episode 21
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Episode 21: Experiencing Switzerland’s most popular mountain excursions

June 2, 2021 Last Updated on May 14, 2024

Interview with Andreas (Andy) Nef, Market Manager for Travel Switzerland (formerly called Swiss Travel System)

Experiencing at least one of Switzerland’s famous mountain excursions is top of the must-do list for most visitors. With so many spectacular excursions to choose from, it can be hard to know which is the best one to do.

In this episode, Andy Nef discusses ten of Switzerland’s most well-known mountain excursions and two lesser-known ones.

You’ll learn what to expect on your excursion, how much time to allow, what you can do when you reach the mountain summit, and more.

If you plan to include a Swiss mountain excursion in your itinerary, this episode will help you to choose the one the best suits your interests.

Topics discussed in this episode include:

  • Popular mountain excursions from Lucerne
  • Popular mountain excursions from Interlaken
  • Popular mountain excursions from Zermatt
  • Popular mountain excursions from Lugano
  • Two lesser-known but worthwhile mountain excursions
  • The discounts available on each excursion for holders of the Swiss Travel Pass
  • How to determine which mountain excursion is right for you

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Show Notes

In this episode, Andy discusses:

>> Mt. Rigi, Mt. Stanserhorn, Mt. Titlis and Mt. Pilatus: Mountain excursions in the Lucerne region (4:58)

>> Jungfraujoch and Mt. Schilthorn: Mountain excursions in the Jungfrau Region (17:33)

>> Gornergrat and Matterhorn Glacier Paradise: Mountain excursions from Zermatt (24:20)

>> Monte San Salvatore and Mt. Generoso: Mountain excursions near Lugano (29:00)

>> Mt. Santis and Brienzer Rothorn: Two of Andy’s favourite mountain excursions (33:00)

>> Swiss Travel Pass:  The ideal transport pass to purchase for the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland.

You can read a transcribed version of this episode > here.

Useful Resources

You can check timetables for the mountain excursions mentioned above on the Swiss Railways website.

There are also a number of articles on Holidays to Switzerland that you might find helpful:

>> Buy your Swiss Rail Pass here

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